Today’s Guest Review comes from Annie Cronin, who takes us into her kitchen to try out making Mickey Waffles at home.
Want to get a “taste” of Disney without leaving home? The Disney Mickey Double Flip Waffle Maker is the way to go. When paired with the Golden Malted Original Waffle Mix, your homemade waffles will give you a Disney experience right in your own kitchen without having to use any dining credits.
The Disney Mickey Double Flip Waffle Maker is convenient, delicious, and family friendly way to make Mickey-shaped waffles at home. Each side of the “double flip” makes three Mickey waffles, for a total of six Mickey waffles at a time. You do not need to use both sides, but why not get as many Mickey waffles as you can? Separately, you can purchase the Golden Malted Original Waffle Mix, which is the same waffle mix they use at Disney! (That mix is more expensive than some waffle mixes, so you can also use your favorite waffle mix from your local grocery store.)
The mix has easy-to-follow instructions on the back of the packaging and calls for only four ingredients. The recipe requires one cup of the Golden Malted mix, an egg, five ounces of water, and two tablespoons of melted butter. Preparation time takes roughly five minutes and is easy to complete. All you have to do is mix the ingredients in a bowl.
Cooking the waffles in the mold takes about two to three minutes per flip and the machine will beep to let you know when it is done. There is a setting for you to decide how light or dark you want your waffles. The biggest problem I had with the product was how messy it was to pour the mix into the molds. Without the right tools, you could be spilling a lot of waffle mix onto your counter.
The Disney Mickey Double Flip Waffle Maker includes a small pouring cup to pour the mix into the waffle maker. Since the directions give you enough mix for about nine waffles, you could pour the mix into a squeeze bottle and then easily save any extra in the refrigerator for next time. This would also help with pouring the mix into the waffle maker. I would be happy to use a Touring Plans squeezable water bottle for this. What do you think, Len?
With that being said, the waffle maker is quite easy to clean up. Just use a damp (not wet), clean kitchen sponge and you should be good to go to wipe away any waffle mix still on the waffle maker.
When the waffles are done, they are quite easy to remove with a spatula. The waffles are delicious, especially with some butter and maple syrup. They are crispy on the outside and soft and warm on the inside. Most importantly, they are the true Mickey shape and size as in the parks! They completely mimic the Mickey waffles sold at Disney.
I would also recommend adding other ingredients such as chocolate chips, blueberries, M&Ms, or anything else you could think of! You can add them right into the mix or put them on top of the finished waffles. My Dad likes to put strawberries and whipped cream on them.
Is this a good value? When your Dad pays for the waffle maker and the mix, then yes! The waffle maker was originally $74.99 on the Shop Disney website. (Currently it is sold out, however items like this go in and out of stock frequently.) If possible, I would recommend waiting until one of the Friends and Family sales where you can get 25% off. If you cannot wait, you can 10% off by using your Disney Visa from Chase. Or wait, and double dip on a double flip by using both discounts. For an added deal, Disney regularly has offers for free shipping for orders over $75. You can add a set of Mickey measuring cups to get your total above $75.
If you can get the waffle maker on sale, then I think it is a good value. Aside from the functionality of the machine, I love the design. The Mickey pattern is so cute and fun. I am 18 and I was excited to see it, so I cannot even imagine how happy younger kids might be. It is a nice little slice of Disney at home and, at the right price, I could not recommend it more.
- Mickey Waffles- what else needs to be said
- With the Golden Malted mix, tastes like the waffles at Disney
- Can bring some Disney magic right into your own home
- Easy enough for younger kids to help. Only four ingredients and no need for a power mixer. It can easily be mixed by hand.
- At $74.99 (or more if you have to buy it from a third-party seller), the waffle maker is expensive.
- The mix is a separate cost. On the Golden Malted website, a two-pound bag is $9.89. You can also find the mix on Amazon which may include free shipping. To save money, you can use a less expensive mix.
- Storage may be an issue for some people. The waffle maker measures 8 inches tall by 8 inches wide by 13 ½ inches long.
Have you made Mickey Waffles at home? Let us know what your experience is like in the comments.
Annie Cronin is a recent graduate of the Pingree School in South Hamilton, MA. She plans to attend Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, with a major in political science and international relations. Having been to Walt Disney World several times, she considers herself to be a Disney fanatic. Aside from her other hobbies, Annie is on a one-woman crusade to prove Stitch is the best Disney character and she can often be found watching Disney’s Fairytale Weddings.